From Edinburgh: Alnwick Castle and Scottish Borders Tour

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Venture into the borderlands between Scotland and England. Visit Alnwick Castle, featured in the Harry Potter movies with an included entry ticket and admire the wonderful Northumberland Coastline.

Highlights

  • Visit the town of Kelso with a ruined abbey and cobbled town square
  • Cross the Border into England along the route that was used by cattle thieves
  • Explore Alnwick Castle which is famed for its role in Harry Potter movies
  • Take in the views of the captivating Northumberland Coastline
  • Learn about the history of the wars between the Scots and the English

Description

Your tour begins by following the road that connected Caledonia with Roman Britannia. You stop in Kelso where you explore this handsome town and what is thought to be Scotland’s largest market square. You also see the ruins of Kelso Abbey, a reminder of the many ancient conflicts between Scotland and England. Continuing south, you cross the border and travel to Alnwick Castle, an immense fortification that has stood strong for nearly a millennium. It was originally built to assert Norman rule over newly conquered lands. But more recently Alnwick Castle has found fame as one of the settings for the fictional Hogwarts school in the Harry Potter movie series. Book lovers can also take the opportunity here to explore one of the largest and most impressive second-hand book shops in Britain. After around three hours at Alnwick, you travel north along the Northumberland Coast. You stop on your way back to Edinburgh at one of the beautiful historic villages or castles that pepper the rolling landscapes of Southern Scotland.

Includes

Admission to Alnwick Castle Transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned mini coach Local driver/guide

Important Information

  • Because this tour spends time off the bus and features opportunities to take nature walks, it is recommended that you bring suitable clothing and footwear
  • You're restricted to 14 kilograms (31 lbs) of luggage per person on the tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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